Black is Black: #3 "Black Magic Woman" Santana (1970)
By John Roberts
Los Angeles, California
April 8, 2017 8:54am CST
This classic rock standard actually began life as a Fleetwood Mac song. Written by Peter Green, “Black Magic Woman” originated in 1968 by Fleetwood Mac as a bluesy song. “I got a black magic woman Got me so blind I can’t see Got your spell on me baby” Santana was more than just Carlos’ guitar. The other major member was keyboardist Greg Rolie who sang “Black Magic Woman” as well as the band’s other big hit “Evil Ways.” Rolie is inducted twice in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as co-founder of Santana and Journey. From the #1 hit album “Abraxas,” “Black Magic Woman” was a major hit peaking at Billboard #4. This was a total revamp of Fleetwood Mac blending “Black Magic Woman” into a medley with the instrumental “Gypsy Queen” to create Latin rhythm rock never really heard before.
Santana - Black Magic Woman Recorded Live: 8/18/1970 - Tanglewood - Lenox, MA More Santana at Music Vault: http://www.musicvault.com Subscribe to Music Vault...
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